What is Electrical nerve stimulation for Bell’s palsy and nerve injuries?
Bell’s palsy is a peripheral paralysis of facial muscles where a facial drooping happens all of a sudden. Physiotherapists treat Bell’s palsy and nerve injuries with electrical nerve stimulation therapy where a stimulation occurs using tiny electric impulses via electrode pads. Small electrical pulses are transmitted to face and its rhythmic contraction and relaxation using the timers in EMS machine help into relieving the superficial nerve pain and deep muscle pain.
How does it work?
Your physiotherapist will place the electrodes on the affected muscles and switch on the device to set up the parameters. Patients will start experiencing the contractions on their face when the tiny current pass on them. There will be a significant improvement in patients affected with Bell’s palsy and nerve injuries when this Electrical nerve stimulation treatment is given regularly.
Benefits of Electrical nerve stimulation for Bell’s palsy and nerve injuries :
- Re-education of Muscle contractions
- Increase in blood flow
- Maintenance of the existing mobility of the facial muscles
- Relaxation of the muscle spasms
- Reduction in pain experiencing due to nerve injury
- The natural alternative to painkillers
- Promotes healing